Coda uses your Google account for authentication and authorization so we pull in your profile information from Google including basic information like  your name, email address and profile picture.   

We use this information to support cool formulas like:

  • User( ) - returning the current identity of whoever is viewing the doc
  • ModifiedBy( ) - returning who changed a part of the doc

We also show your profile picture in the doc roster.  That's the horizontal list of avatar pictures (looking a bit like a list of M&Ms) on the document title bar. This shows when there are two or more users currently accessing a document.

To setup your picture profile in follow the Gmail help article at https://support.google.com/mail/answer/35529.   Once your picture is set in Google, it'll be automatically pulled into Coda during our daily sync with Google. Just a heads up, this may take up to 24 hours to show up.

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